CureTape ® and the Medical Taping Concept are closely connected. The background of medical taping was established in Japan and Korea in the 1970s. At the time methods of taping were developed with the idea that movement and muscle activity are essential in maintaining and recovering health. The idea was that muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control blood and lymph circulation and body temperature. Currently many people in Asia, Western Europe and the U.S. working in the healthcare industry (doctors and physiotherapists) are using this method to treat their patients. Pursuing the science of movement (Kinesiology), a new kind of elastic tape was developed. The tape supported the muscles in their function without restricting their range of movement. By treating the affected muscles in this way, the body’s own healing process could be activated. During the development of this method it soon appeared that the possibilities of application were more divers. The tape has about the same elasticity and thickness as the human skin. The relation between the tape’s the skin is thought to create a lifting effect on the epidermis. Due to this lifting effect more space is created in the subcutis, where receptors, blood and lymp h vessels are located. By using different taping techniques several other effects can be achieved as well.